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‘What You Put in the Frame Determines the Photo’


Here’s an inspiring 5-minute video in which renowned street photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about his approach and mindset to making photos.

Meyerowitz believes that being aware of what’s going on outside the frame lines of your shot is just as important as knowing what’s inside your shot. Instead of photographing a singular object in the world, his aim is to capture the relationship between things — objects both inside his frame and outside of it.

“If you choose to only make objects out of singular things, you’ll wind up shooting the arrow into the bullseye all the time, and you get copies of objects in space,” Meyerowitz says. “I didn’t want copies of objects. I wanted the ephemeral connections between unrelated things.”

(via Phaidon Press via Photography Bay)